Jamaica is a diverse destination with an exotic blend of culture, natural beauty and attractions suited for any kind of traveller with interests ranging from family to romance and adventure. Included is meetings and incentives, as Jamaica also boasts a thriving meetings and conventions sector, poised to support events of any size.
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With the upcoming premier travel trade event in Jamaica, the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), let’s take a look at the 2012 host of this event, the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa. Located in the resort area of Ocho Rios, the Sunset Jamaica Grande is a hotel of choice for meetings and conventions with over 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting space.
The hotel’s Grand Hall, an exhibit centre of 17, 650 sq. Ft accommodates up to 2,500 persons for receptions, easily facilitating company fun days, reunions, trade shows and exhibitions. Smaller events are also welcome in the Windsor Room and Portland Suite, two separate ballrooms housing just shy of 250 persons minimum for banquets.
Each meeting room is outfitted with the latest enhancements in audiovisual equipment, allowing for presentations and meetings to run seamlessly. All the meeting rooms are also conveniently located on the ground floor of the hotel, surrounded by the diverse amenities of this beachfront property.
The Sunset Jamaica Grande gives guests and delegates the chance to enjoy the best of Jamaica’s tourism product while here on business. Ample outdoor locations are perfect for group bonding activities and allow the warmth and beauty of Jamaica’s landscape to colour event proceedings.
With five pools, 8 bars and 4 championship tennis courts, the Sunset Jamaica Grande offers a wide range of activities to keep guests entertained. The property’s unlimited non-motorized water sports, round the clock food and beverages as well as nightly shows and parties add to the extensive list of all-inclusive options.
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The greatest benefit of hosting events at the Sunset Jamaica Grande however, is being located in the resort town of Ocho Rios, home to breathtaking vistas and memorable adventures. The magnificent botanical gardens of Ocho Rios, like Coyaba and Shaw Park Gardens, are abounding in biodiversity, showcasing some of Jamaica’s most beautiful flora and fauna. Just minutes away from the hotel is the famous Dunn’s River Falls, where climbing the falls can be a great team building activity for groups. Also nearby is Mystic Mountain, whose bobsled tour at 700 ft above sea level is a favourite among locals and tourists alike.
It’s no wonder that the Sunset Jamaica Grande serves as the backdrop to this year’s Jamaica Product Exchange, the largest trade event of its kind in the island. Close to 150 of Jamaica’s leading tourism suppliers are set to meet with tour operators and wholesalers at the event. Hailed as the single most important business generator for Jamaica’s tourism product, the Jamaica Product Exchange 2012 takes place from September 30 to October 2, 2012.